Federal law and Michigan law require a purchaser of property to investigate whether the property is environmentally contaminated; otherwise, the purchaser runs the risk of becoming legally liable to pay the cost of cleaning up contamination on the property, even though caused by a prior owner. Unlike most states, Michigan […]
While the economic downturn in 2008-2010 created significant difficulties for many people related to their real estate holdings (dramatic losses of equity, difficulty in selling and financing or re-financing houses and, in some cases, short sales or mortgage foreclosures), it also has presented opportunities for prospective purchasers to purchase real […]
Give the Notice, the Whole Notice, and Nothing but the Notice 1. Give the Notice The first question that should cross the mind of anyone planning to purchase or lease a gas station is: have the underground gasoline storage tanks at the station ever leaked? If so, negotiating responsibility for the […]
Article Originally Published: September 2009 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. One of the biggest “hammers” wielded by the government to impose environmental liability on private companies with contaminated property is […]
The attorneys in Dean & Fulkerson’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group recognize that all employers, whether small, medium or large, must comply with a myriad of federal and state law and regulatory enactments in the context of the labor and employment environment. These include: (1) the Americans With Disabilities […]
The February, 2009 stimulus included the Health Information technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act imposed significant new compliance obligations on employers by expanding the HIPAA privacy and security requirements which apply to group health plans and other “covered entities”. Some of these new requirements are […]
Hiring the Currently Employed Michigan Driver – Who’s on the Hook for Unemployment if it Doesn’t Work Out?
Article Originally Published: February 2008 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. Quiz time. Here are your facts: Bob Smith has been an employee-driver for Old Job Cartage for a couple […]